The Enchanter (Paperback)

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The Enchanter is the Ur-Lolita, the precursor to Nabokov's classic novel. At once hilarious and chilling, it tells the story of an outwardly respectable man and his fatal obsession with certain pubescent girls, whose coltish grace and subconscious coquetry reveal, to his mind, a special bud on the verge of bloom.

About the Author

Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-born poet, novelist, literary critic, translator, and essayist was awarded the National Medal for Literature for his life's work in 1973. He taught literature at Wellesley, Stanford, Cornell, and Harvard. He is the author of many works including Lolita, Pale Fire, Ada, and Speak, Memory.

Praise For…

Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written, that is, ecstatically." -- John Updike

"Masterly ... brilliant." -- V. S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books

"A gem to be appreciated by any admirer of the most graceful and provocative literary craftsman." -- Chicago Tribune

"One of the best books of the year ... [The Enchanter] displays the supple clarity of a master." -- Boston Globe

"Enchanting ... sleekly wrought." -- Newsweek

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679728863
ISBN-10: 0679728864
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: July 20th, 1991
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Vintage International